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South African Lamb Roast: The Perfect Companion to a Sunday Lunch

By August 7, 2020October 12th, 2023FinGlobal

South African Lamb Roast: The Perfect Companion to a Sunday Lunch

August 7, 2020


From the typical Sunday get-together to the Christmas, weddings, birthdays, and every other conceivable celebration in between; one thing is for certain – and that’s the presence of lamb roast on the South African dining table. South African lamb roast has been a staple throughout several generations. It can be passed on to your next generation too! Armed with the right South African lamb recipe, you can expect to wow your family and friends so much so, that they will be coming back for me, no matter what the occasion.

Lamb roast is probably first and foremost a Sunday lunch special in the average South African household. It’s the type of dish that marks the end of a long week and provides a sense of family togetherness. If you ask grandma for her book of family secret recipes to page through, you are bound to find a wide variety of lamb shank recipes in South Africa style, along with lamb chops and leg of lamb recipes in South Africa style too.


Get Your Hands on a Great South African Lamb Recipe Here

Whether you are on home turf or currently abroad reminiscing about the tastes of home, all you need is a good South African lamb recipe to quell the rising nostalgia. Of all the lamb ribs recipes in South Africa and of all of the lamb chop recipes in South Africa, we have gathered just 2 that are bound to get you drooling. Let’s get ready to cook up a storm.


Lamb Chop Recipe South Africa

This particular recipe is a firm favourite and is actually called “Afrikaaner lamb chops”. Quick and easy to whip up and absolutely delectable to enjoy!

What you need:

  • 12 lamb chops
  • 1 teaspoon of dry mustard powder
  • 1 finely chopped onion
  • ½ cup of Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ cup of vinegar
  • ½ cup of tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon of salt


What to do:

  • Set your chops out in a roasting pan or baking dish.
  • In a bowl, combine the tomato sauce, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, mustard and salt. Mix well to form a marinade.
  • Throw the finely chopped onion pieces into the marinade and combine well. You want the onion pieces well coated in the marinade.
  • Pour the marinade over the lamb chops, turning the chops over a few times to ensure that they are well coated in the marinade.
  • Leave the chops to rest in the marinade for at least 1 hour. This should be done at room temperatures.
  • Pull the chops out of the marinade. Keep the marinade to one side.
  • In a frying pan, lightly fry the chops, turning them regularly until they are cooked through or to your liking.
  • Once the chops are cooked, pour the remaining marinade over the chops in the pan and turn the temperature right down.
  • Let the marinade simmer on low for around 10 minutes. Just check frequently to ensure that it is not sticking to the bottom of the pan.

Serve this dish with the marinade over a bed of rice and with an accompaniment of vegetables.


Sticky Lamb Ribs Recipe South Africa

Looking for the perfect snack for when the family and friends come over? Need “finger foods” for an event or celebration? Sticky lamb ribs are the way to go. Remember that lamb rips are a little fatty, so you need to cook them a little longer than expected, just to get rid of some of that fattiness. Here’s a great recipe to try!

  • 1kg of lamb ribs, separated
  • 4 tablespoons of either Tamari sauce or soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons of honey
  • 2 crushed garlic cloves
  • 2 tablespoons of chilli paste
  • 2 tablespoons of rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons of brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of salt


What to do:

  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
  • Grease a baking tray or line it with baking paper.
  • In a bowl, combine the soy sauce, honey, garlic cloves, chilli paste, rice wine vinegar, brown sugar and salt. Mix well to form a marinade glaze.
  • Place the lamb ribs onto the baking tray and spoon the marinade glaze over them. Turn them over and ensure that they are well coated with the mixture. Keep the remnants of the mixture to one side.
  • Now, place the ribs into the oven and bake for around 20 to 25 minutes.
  • Bring the ribs out of the oven and brush them again with the remaining marinade glaze.
  • Replace the ribs in the oven and repeat this glazing process every 10 minutes for the next 40 minutes.
  • Then, increase the oven temperature to 220 degrees Celsius and let the ribs caramelize to become slightly crispy.
  • When the ribs are cooked and the glazing is sticky, remove the ribs from the oven.

Serve the ribs with a generous portion of fries and a dipping sauce of your choice. Popular options are mayonnaise, sweet chilli sauce, or BBQ sauce.


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